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Hey guys! today, i had a conversation with a clarinetist at sam ash about my gear for bass clarinet. I'm using a selmer bundy bass clarinet. He assured me that the instrument is pretty good but said "that bundy mouthpiece has gotta go!" he told me to look into a vandoren mouthpiece (the mouthpieces im using for Bb and Eb clarinet), but i couldn't come close to the $130 for the B50. My experiance with the B45 and B44 mouthpieces are great; i love the mouthpieces, and i heard the new B50 makes a great, rich tone in all registers. Can you guys out there help me find a good semi-pro mouthpiece that doesn't cost a lot? I don't wanna sound picky, but hopefully below about $90? I use traditional 2 1/2 reeds.Thanks in advance!

UPDATE 3/6/11: I uploaded some pictures of my current mouthpiece. Is this the bundy signature mouthpiece everyone is talking about?
 

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thanks! just need another $5 for that clark fobes (i get my allowance on wednesdays), i might get that. I still wanna try these out before buying them. I'll let you know!
 

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Is the bundy mouthpiece plastic or hard rubber?
 

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The Bundy Signature bass clarinet mouthpiece is EXCELLENT! You might be able to find a 'vintage' one on ebay that's in your price range.
Otherwise, if you like the Vandoren B45 you may find the Marnay to your liking. It's a B45 'clone' and is WAY less expensive.
I use one on a borrowed Bundy bass clarinet and I like it well enough for what I need.
The Marnay is hard rubber and I think I got it for ~$45.

A little side note.... Don't always listen to sales people. They only have 1 purpose... TO SELL YOU STUFF! ;)
 

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i really dont know guys. I bought the bass used, and the mouthpiece just says "G.M. Bundy" on it. That's all i know.
 

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I'm still searching for that marnay mouthpiece, I can't find it anywhere
 

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Psoloman, Does your Bundy mouthpiece have something like a sulpher smell? That's a pretty good way to determine if a mouthpiece is hard rubber instead of cheaper plastic.

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i really dont know guys. I bought the bass used, and the mouthpiece just says "G.M. Bundy" on it. That's all i know.
Here are two Bundy "Signature" bass mouthpieces. The one to the left is a new one, the other is "vintage".
 

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The Fobes Debut is a pretty closed tip mouthpiece, if that's what you like. I bought a new B-46 on ebay for $104. I find it to be a wonderful mouthpiece for the price. I've tried a few of them and I can vouch for their consistency.
 

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according to tictactux's link, my mouthpiece is the vintage (the one on the right)
 

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I have about eight good refaced bass clarinet mouthpieces, $85 each, can send up to three at a time for one-week trial.
 

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according to tictactux's link, my mouthpiece is the vintage (the one on the right)
Then you have a very good mouthpiece; no way "that bundy mouthpiece has gotta go!". :tsk:
 
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